Thursday, 23 January 2014

Little Bird and Ribbon Card

Afternoon Everyone

This is going to be the quickest post in history of this blog.

This card was made for a challenge which called for the use of ribbons, lots of ribbons. Now I like ribbons, that's evident by the hoard I have gracing the craft room, but it's rare for me to use more than one on a card ... could that be because I am so loathe to part with even the tiniest snippet :)  However, as ever, I rose to the challenge and, going completely crazy, picked out some of my most cherished beauties. The unusual colour combination, that is, unusual for me, was taken from the gorgeous embroidered ribbon from Anna Griffin.

No 'how I made it today' ... I desperately need to finish off sorting out the stamps or I'll never see the top of my desk again ... suffice to say there's dry embossing, colouring and stamping with a little bit of silver waxing thrown in for good measure. Oh, and the pink topper mat has a pierced border too.

Materials used:

  • card - teal (Papermill Direct), deep pink (Papermania) and white (Neena Solar)
  • stamp - Inkadinkado Bird Streamer
  • inks - Memento Markers, Rose Bud, Bahama Blue, Bamboo Leaves and Ranger DI, Crushed Olive
  • gilding wax - Pebeo Silver
  • tools - Cuttlebug; embossing folder - Cuttlebug Cindy Loo; dies - Docraft's X-Cut Squares and Butterflies; Dovecraft piercing ruler, piercing mat and a pokey tool

Because the base is such a strong colour, I created an insert from printer paper stamped up in the same combination of inks as used for the front.

Almost the entire card is made from snippets - the exceptions are the teal card used for the base, the white rose ribbon trim and the embroidered ribbon - even the green velvet ric rac came from the snippet box, so I'm skipping over to Pixie's Snippet Playground - Week 108 - where snippets are the name of the game.

Graveling update: almost done but we've run out of gravel for the driveway - surprisingly, a ton was not enough!

Update on goal to buy no new stuff but to use Only Goodies out of Stash (OGooS) - it's Week 3, 2014, and I've still not succumbed to temptation - so far all materials have been sourced from stash. I know, it's early days but so far, so good :)

Right, time for a quick bit of lunch and then back to the stamp sorting - photos may follow :)

Take care everyone. Happy crafting,


Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Elizabeth. Love the stamp and the colours you have used.

Di said...

Wahoo, this really is lovely Elizabeth! Just gorgeous how you picked out the colours and even the pattern in the ribbon!

I spotted that you had some stamp sorting going on - are we doing the same thing with our unmounted ones - popping them into photo pockets in albums? I really must get back to sorting mine too - and also upload some stuff to my 'for sale' page.

I have a new project under way here - sorting and storing the 6" square paper pads in a much more orderly and accessible way - and I have a ton of those. Watch this space :)

Ironing is calling now - sigh. Oh, the meat loaf was gorgeous - having the rest of it tonight!

Hugs, Di xx

Hugs, Di xx

Craftychris said...

Ooh you have excelled yourself, it's gorgeous! xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Elizabeth really pretty huggles Sue xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Elizabeth, what a pretty card with very pretty ribbon!
Hugs Lynsey x

Jackie said...

Lovely card Elizabeth. Well done so far on the "not buying" :o)
Jackie xx

Anne said...

It is indeed gorgeous - and it's mine!!! I was the lucky recipient. :-) Anne x

Anne said...

I love the little bird! Gorgeous ribbons too, and great colors. :)

Hugs, Anne.

Sarn said...

Lovely card. I like ribbons but I don't like parting with them!

Happy extra Gravelling!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Carol L said...

I really like those vibrant colors as well as the fancy ribbons! The butterfly is so striking and pretty! Congrats on holding back from buying for 3 whole weeks! That's not easy is it? :)

Sandra H said...

Love that ribbon Elizabeth your card is so adorable xx